Taylor Swift fans raise over $100,000 following the death of a young fan
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A 20-year-old returning from his idol Taylor Swift's show was fatally hit by a drunk driver last weekend. Touched by this story, “Swifties” raised more than $100,000 for the victim's family.
“I can't even describe the pain I feel right now for the loss of my brother. We loved you so much @taylorswift13,” tweeted April Lewis, sister of young victim Jacob Lewis, who attended the Taylor Swift concert in Houston. “Thank you for making this our last memory together #JacobLewis. »
I cannot even describe the pain I feel at this moment for the loss of my brother. We loved you so much @taylorswift13. Thank you for making this our last memory together #JacobLewis https://t.co/cRHT5T54YT
— April Bancroft (@apriltheswiftie) April 24, 2023
If the singer has not yet reacted publicly to the announcement of the death of this young admirer after his concert, his admirers were quick to launch a GoFundMe fundraiser. They have raised over $100,000 to date.
It was when their car stalled on their way home from Taylor Swift's “Eras” tour concert that the young man got out to try and push the vehicle to the side of the road. His sister stayed inside to steer the Buick, which saved his life. The 34-year-old drunk driver, Alan Bryant Hayes, rammed the young man before fleeing. Jabob Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene.
His sister April wanted to thank Taylor Swift for giving him such wonderful last moments with her brother by sharing the latest video of her and her brother at the concert hours before the tragedy.
Since her death, Taylor Swift fans have raised over $100,000 for the Lewis family. Several specifically donated $13: a nod to the singer's lucky number.